Today marked not only Meghan Markle’s second royal engagement of 2018 (third in total!), but her first official trip to Wales on a trip designed to “showcase Welsh culture and heritage”.
The couple began their day at Cardiff Castle, described as “one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.”
While at the castle, Meghan and Harry heard performances from musicians and poets. They also met with leading sportsmen and women, and saw how organisations are working to promote Welsh language and cultural identity.
Next, the couple visited StarHub, and evidenced their amazing impact in disadvantaged communities. Meghan and Harry took part in activities designed to challenge, empower and develop young people…. And Meghan played Jenga!
Meghan continued to shine in her new royal role, smiling and greeting the public gathered to meet her. The grounds to Cardiff Castle opened at 9am local time, and was certainly a long wait for some well-wishers to greet Meghan and Harry.
Coat: Stella McCartney Tie Detail Coat
Boots: Tabitha Simmons Kiki Boots
Jeans: Hiut Denim Dina Jeans
Handbag: DeMellier London Mini Venice in Forest Green
Earrings: Arrow-style stud: Zofia Day Dash Stud | Gold Star jacket-style earrings: Triple Star by Gabriela Artigas
Blazer: Theory Wool Off-The Shoulder Jacket
Scarf: Black Cashmere Scarf by Everlane
Ring: Maison Birks Iconic Stackable Yellow Gold and Diamond Splash Ring
Zofia Day Dash Ear StudsShop
Theory Hadley Off-The-Shoulder JacketShop
Tabitha Simmons Kiki BootsShop
Stella McCartney Tie-Detail CoatShop
Hiut Denim Dina JeansShop
Gabriela Artigas Triple Shooting Star EarringsShop
Everlane Women’s Black Cashmere ScarfShop
DeMellier London Mini Venice in Forest GreenShop
Meghan’s Stella McCartney coat is gorgeous, but just shy of $2000, it may not be in your budget. Here are some Mirror Meg options:
Love Theory’s Wool Jacket that Meghan wore today, and sad it’s sold out? Reader Lauri shared that the print is called the Prince of Wales tweed- a tasteful nod to her future father-in-law! Here are some similar houndstooth inspired option MirrorMegs:
The choice of Meghan’s handbag today THRILLED us here at Meghan’s Mirror. You may recall that we predicted she would wear the brand back in December, and our very own Christine has the bag in her own closet!
DeMellier’s founder, Mireia Llusia-Lindh, shared with us that:
“We are truly honoured that Meghan is wearing one of our bags, she is a fantastic role model to women all over the world and a great addition to the Royal family”
The bag is currently available for order, with orders shipping in March.
We also provided our full commentary as an official Contributor to E! News, but one of the things that most stuck with Amanda related to Meghan’s earrings!
Meghan always likes to have one thing about her look that is different and unexpected (think a distressed denim jean at Invictus matched with perfect blowout and crisp white blouse or the frayed hem on her Joseph skirt from engagement in Nottingham.) Today I adored how she kept up that trend – and kept fashion bloggers on their toes – by choosing two different earrings!
What did you think of Meghan’s first official Welsh visit?